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Apr 14, 2022 • 17m 25s

Putin’s new plan in Ukraine

As Russian forces have withdrawn from around Kyiv, Ukrainians have found shocking scenes of civilians executed and evidence of alleged war crimes. But Russia isn’t leaving these towns to give up on its war in Ukraine. Today, world editor for The Saturday Paper Jonathan Pearlman on the race to gather evidence of war crimes and Vladimir Putin’s new plan to win the war in Ukraine.

Mar 29, 2022 • 16m 55s

How the war in Ukraine will end

As the war in Ukraine enters its second month, it’s clear that a swift and easy victory for Russia was never a possibility. So did Russian President Vladimir Putin underestimate Ukraine’s strength? And if so, what is he likely to do next? Today, Mark Edele on how the war in Ukraine will end.

Mar 9, 2022 • 17m 15s

The Russia-Ukraine war fakes

Right now, much of Ukraine is in the cross hairs of war. But as the war on the ground in Ukraine escalates, there is another battle playing out: a coordinated series of fake videos and social disinformation - produced by Russia as justification for the invasion. Today, Ukrainian media scholar Eugenia Kuznetsova on what’s real and what’s fake - and how disinformation could affect the outcome of the war.

Mar 1, 2022 • 17m 05s

Why Putin is risking it all on Ukraine

In the last 48 hours thousands of Ukrainians have fled their homeland and crossed into neighbouring Poland, seeking refuge from war and invasion. But millions more remain trapped in the country as Russian forces continue to advance and occupy towns and cities across Ukraine. Today, Jonathan Pearlman on why Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin is risking it all on Ukraine.

Feb 21, 2022 • 17m 00s

'The New Cold War' Part One: The US vs Russia

While in recent days, some of Russia’s troops have begun withdrawing from the Ukraine border, US officials are still warning that Russia is on the cusp of invading Ukraine. But Russia has repeatedly rejected that claim. Today, former head of DFAT Michael Costello, on the real origins of the dispute between Russia and Ukraine, and what the US and its allies are getting wrong.

Feb 2, 2022 • 16m 55s

‘The largest invasion since World War Two’

As Russia amasses troops on the border of Ukraine, speculation is mounting over whether the country’s president, Vladimir Putin, plans to invade the country. Today, Jonathan Pearlman on the escalating tension in Europe, and the likelihood of war.

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